Physics

Ripon College offers a minor in physics. Students studying physics interact with, measure and explain systems in the universe from subatomic particles to galactic clusters. They learn to apply principles of physics to concerns of society. In the classroom and the laboratory, physics students and teachers work together to answer questions posed by nature. The skills students develop – mathematical ability, experimental techniques, expertise in communication – are valuable in every area, not just in physics. Physics students adapt easily to many situations on campus and off where there are problems to be solved. They are valuable assets to any team working toward local or global solutions. Our graduates pursue everything from industrial research and teaching to technical writing and aeronautical engineering. Graduates can pursue employment in an industrial or governmental laboratory; graduate or professional programs in physics; engineering, biophysics, medicine, education, law or business.